Toshiba has become the first Japanese company to win a power station construction contract in Cambodia with a deal for a coal-fired plant.

The 150 MW project will be built in Sihanoukville, on Cambodia’s southwest coast, for Cambodian Energy II by Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation and its subsidiaries, TPSC Engineering of Malaysia and TPSC from Thailand.

Electricity from the plant will be bought by Electricité du Cambodge.

Toshiba and its subsidiaries will be responsible for the overall project, including engineering, equipment supply, construction work, installation and testing, and construction is due to be completed by November 2019.